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U-434, Hamburg
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Offering a rare chance to experience the harsh living conditions inside the tight corridors of a Soviet submarine in operation during the height of the Cold War, U-434 is now open to the public as a museum exhibit. Once the largest hunting and espionage submarine in the world, the Russian submarine was built in 1976 and remained in service until 2001. The vessel spent many years patrolling the North Sea, operated by a 78-man crew. Today, the submarine is docked on the edge of the city's harbor, providing a peek behind one of the most impressive vessels of its time. To visit U-434 and get the most from your holiday in Hamburg, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hamburg vacation planner.
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  • U-434 is a Russian submarine from the cold-war time taken out of service in 2002. 90 m long so it is something of a Rascal. Funny to see how cramped, small and klaustrufobisk it might be without privacy and wifi. The boat is almost a big time mess up mutter in pipes, cables and torpedoes. Crew comfort was the last one on the drawing board. It's pretty easy to get to the boat with the U-bahn. But it's not for the mobility-impaired and people with claustrophobia. You go alone is enough here on trip 30-45 min afh. how much technique you will see. The guided tour provides access to "command deck" where navigators, ildledere, dykleder, etc. located. This is arguably a trip for the boys:-)
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  • An unusual eerie excursion to just drop into a submarine where there are no guides, just a leaflet to help you around. You really do feel your exploring the sub, especially when on my trip there was n...  more »
  • How often do you get the chance of seeing a submarine on the inside? Very interesting to see the conditions in which people are living below the surface. For those who want to see more, watch the film...  more »
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  • Very interesting seeing just how cramped these submarines really were. The equipment is all well preserved and you can touch and move a lot of the dials and switches. Would have been nice to have a hand held audio guide to take through the ship, as there is very little information explaining how everything works.
  • You can visit a Soviet submarine. All very tiny and with tight and steep stairs. Interesting
  • Have been to this u-boot, when it was located far behind Hafen-City. Not whole of boat is accessible, but still it's one of the best museum I've been to.
  • Very well preserved soviet/russian submarine, decommissioned in 2001 - which can be visited fully. It would be nice having more info about the submarine itself, but seeing how one submarine is in the inside is worth it by itself!
  • It was awesome. Only downside they don't have good souvenirs except for the usual Hamburg stuff :(